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eustachian tube – Full Definition


eustachian tube - Full Definition

eustachian tube – Full Definition
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eustachian tube
Define eustachian tube

 

eustachian tube /juːˌsteɪʃ(ə)n ˈtjuːb/noun
: a narrow passage leading from the pharynx to the cavity of the middle ear, permitting the equalization of pressure on each side of the eardrum.
: a bony and cartilaginous tube connecting the middle ear with the nasopharynx and equalizing air pressure on both sides of the tympanic membrane.
: a narrow passageway that connects the upper part of the throat to the TYMPANIC CAVITY.

History and Etymology for eustachian tube
Bartolommeo Eustachio

Synonyms
Auditory Tube | Auditory Tubes | Eustachian Tubes | Pharyngotympanic Tube | Pharyngotympanic Tubes | Tube, Auditory | Tube, Eustachian | Tube, Pharyngotympanic | Tubes, Auditory | Tubes, Eustachian | Tubes, Pharyngotympanic

 

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